Long Road, Hard Lessons by Mark Swain

Long Road, Hard Lessons

byMark Swain

Kobo ebook | February 26, 2016

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Aged 50, Mark Swain left his slippers by the fire and set off with his 18yr old son on a cycle expedition from Ireland to Japan. “We’ll train on the way,” he said. Physical challenges, border bureaucracy, health scares and traffic hazards were all anticipated. What they underestimated was the conflict they faced, spending 24hrs a day together under such arduous conditions.

On one level, a life-changing travel adventure, this book also takes time to look at the psychological journey made by parents and children. The accounts of the son’s attempts to break away from his father, to find his own individual place in the world are moving and insightful. Yet at every turn, these thoughts are lightened by humour and juxtaposed with vivid descriptions of the countries and people they encounter along their way. We witness how conflict teaches us things that we did not expect to learn, and how much the parent can learn from the child

Title:Long Road, Hard LessonsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 26, 2016Publisher:Tinderbox PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0957200218

ISBN - 13:9780957200210